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    Quote Originally Posted by f146 View Post
    Hello friends,Today i bought chain lube from a TVS service center in my town.It's called TRU SPRAY.Any body used this chain lube before?.It cost me 295 rupees.Here is a picture of it.
    Yes am also using it.VFM product when compared to Motul lube
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    Quote Originally Posted by brijen.gamer View Post
    about chain ... I was thinking of taking it out and wash it with deasel and than lube it with any car engine oil "should I do it" ??

    problem--- when I am in neutral my bike is moving very freely but in gear (clutch pressed) its moves very hard.... too much jam ... what should I do

    another problem-- I resently tuned by carb and the speedo meter needle use to fluctuate up down little .. I tried re tuning it again but now the big lacking power and its like my piston been smashed inside...

    I just hitted my rear brake with hammer 3-4 time and bleed it .... and hola my brakes are working very fast and rapid .. as I hit it its locks my tyre

    and can u guys suggest me what all things should I change .. my bike and just going to complete its 10,000km ... tell me from costliest things to cheapest.. pls pls..
    You meant it locks your rear tire after you fixed it with a hammer
    Dude the problem about our rear brake is : it locks instead of smooth halt.
    That's why we badly need anti lock braking system.

    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyRider View Post
    I'm just fine bro, thnx for asking...i escaped unhurt in that incident...but my sweet ole' bike was severe damaged...anyway, today I got my bike back after few complaints into Baja site for poor & delayed service quality from the dealer...it took nearly 18 days to get the bike back...
    Glad to hear that you are fine. How is your bike now? Do you have to run her in again? or the engine was okay after the accident?
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    Pulsar 220 DTSi 17 Known Problems and Its Resolutions By Saad Khan..One excellent review there on **********....would be helpful to all...

    Issue No 1:. My Bikes fairing rattles

    Now this issue deserves the numero uno spot because of the ease it is found. Many people have started living with it. The bad part is that this was one of the highest reported issues on the DTS-Fi variant as well; however Bajaj was unable to fix that.

    Solution:
    1: Open the fairing and check whether all the rubberized joints and mountings have rubber rings present on them. If not, put one on all.
    2: Put double sided tapes on all the places where the fairing touches any other part of the bikes body.
    3. Tighten the oil cooler plastic covers which have oil cooled written over them. This is generally neglected and is one big culprit in creating that sound.

    Issue No 2: My bike doesnt start on mornings.

    This is the cold starting problems generally associated with bikes. Pulsar 220 comes with an auto-choke which gets activated when the temperature sensor sends signals of activation when the engine is cold (generally happens in cold mornings when the bikes engine has become cold due to overnight non-use), so this should not be as frequent on this bike.

    Solution:
    1.In case your bike suffers from this issue, get its temperature sensor checked for malfunction. Also check for the auto chokes functioning and verify if it is working fine.

    Issue No. 3: My bike wobbles at high speeds

    Solution:
    a) Get your bikes alignment checked.
    b) Also check that your Rims should not be bent and your tires should have adequate treads and pressure.
    c) Cone set might also be one culprit, get it checked.

    Issue No 4: My bike leaks oil from the block or cylinder head

    This has been reported by many owners who have used higher quality synthetic oils like Motul 300V.

    Solution: Frankly speaking, you have to live with it as it has been an unresolved issue from Bajaj. Nonetheless, you can report it to them and install a better gaskit along with a sealant to prevent the leakage. This, however, is not recommended as it would unnecessarily require your cylinders opening up and chances are ripe that the issue might still not get rectified.

    Issue No 5: My bike leaks oil from the gearbox.

    I can see oil drops on the frame and on the ground just below the gearbox.

    This leakage is not actually from the gearbox but from the Neutral Switch and is caused by an inappropriate sized small round rubber sealing. This issue was more predominant on the first batches of 220s and has been rectified.

    Solution:

    a) In case your bike suffers from this leakage, all you need to do is take the stock small rubber ring out from the neutral ring and install a fatter appropriate sized one (available with Bajaj now). In case you are visiting the authorized service center, do not settle for sealants, tapes, coverings which generally are the solutions which they provide.
    b) If in case, your neutral switch is running dry and you still see oil drops, there is one more opening for the oil after removing the crankcase.
    However, counter check before opening up your machine that it is the engine oil which you see. More often than not it would be the chain lube or chain spray that gets spilled onto it.

    Issue No 6: My main stand touches the ground on every bump

    Again, this should have been taken care by Bajaj but sadly the height of the main stand makes it a little dangerous especially for those who are corner cravers.

    a) Not an approved or authorized solution but you can go to a roadside mechanic and seek his help in this matter. A little raise is possible from the stock hanging position.
    b) For people who love cornering, it is highly recommended that you remove the main stand when you go for a stunting session as it is one major issue for many accidents.

    Issue No 7: Whenever I start my bike I hear a bad khrr khrr sound as if some electricals are misbehaving

    Solution: Check if it is coming from the starter motor. If yes, get the starter motor changed.

    Issue No 8: Nothing happens if I push the starter button multiple times.

    This is a safety feature your bike comes equipped with. After 3 back to back cranks, it disengages to save your starter motor and battery for some time. It is advised you give proper time before each re-crank.

    Issue No 9: I cannot see anything through those rear view mirrors

    Well, the Rear View Mirrors installed on the new Pulsar 220 DTSi are slightly bigger than the ones on the DTSFi. However, they are as worthless as well.

    Workaround:
    1) You can install RVMs from Apache RTR which have a bigger rod and wider viewspan of the back
    2) You can also unscrew the stock ones tighten them to a slightly higher tread which would give you an extra tread or two of height (viewing space). But remember, they would go loose sooner than at the stock position. You will have to tighten them frequently.
    3) You can also weld mirrors from other bikes which have a bigger and wider span like Pulsar 135 or Fazer on the stock rod of 220s.

    Issue No. 10: Rear brake doesnt have good stopping power

    Whenever you report this issue to Bajajs people, their patented answer would be The rear brakes are intentionally kept with lower stopping power to prevent rear tire locking. This is not absolutely wrong but unfortunately not completely true as well. 220s rear braking is not as good as some other bikes laden with rear disc brakes provide.
    Workaround: Change your disc setup to the latest Bybres. Remember to change the complete kit and not only the calipers which Bajaj people will advertise!

    Issue No 11: Rear brakes produce screeching sound.

    Many owners have registered this complaint and sometimes the sound becomes irritating. This was because of a little fault with the stock rear KBX calipers.
    Solution: Change your disc setup to Bybres and remember to change the complete setup with calipers, disc pads, oil box, pipe and disc.

    Issue No 12: My steering feels heavy and unnatural

    Solution: It might be an issue with the cone-set. Get it verified and changed in case it has become the culprit.

    Issue No 13: Sometimes, my bikes engine goes off while I am riding and comes to life upon restarting after a little while. In between it doesnt start. Also, this becomes more frequent while riding upwards (or in any particular motion)

    This is one issue which the service center guys fail to detect properly.

    Solution: If you are facing a similar issue and are exhausted of all other service center provided means, just get your carburetor float needle free. Better if you overhaul your carburetor.

    Issue No 14: My bike returns a fuel efficiency of only 28kmpl under sane driving

    A healthy pulsar 220 must return fuel efficiency in the range of 32-38kmpl at least.
    Solution: Check if you are running rich on the air-fuel ratio (AFR). Set your AFR to the optimum position. This could be done by altering the AFR screw on the carburetor. Best is to keep it at its stock position.

    Issue No 15: I hear a continuous tik tik sound from the engine and my performance is also not at par with other Pulsars

    Solution: Take your bike to the service center and ask him to tighten your bikes tappets.

    Issue No 16: My bike doesnt go over 120kmph

    A healthy 220 should reach over 140kmph on the speedo easily.

    Solution: In case it doesnt than get your bike tuned properly. Do not set it for performance or mileage. Keep an optimum balance between the two.

    Issue No 17: My engine is very harsh and it is hard to change gears

    Solution: Switch to good quality semi synthetic or synthetic oils which would reduce vibrations from your bike and would improve the overall characteristics of the bike including the gear change feel.

    Finally, just take proper care of your bike, service it regularly at authorized service stations, use good quality engine oil and rest assured it would keep you flying to places. This article is dedicated to Pulsar 220 and we are planning for such articles on other bikes as well. Do not forget to leave comments in case you liked, disliked or benefitted from this article so that it would propel us to better our future endeavors.

    - Saad Khan
    A very good and safe biker not only because he can pop up either of the wheels,scrape his knees on a corner or go fast and make it look stylish but because he very well knows his limits and capabilities and has the patience to learn about others and ride safe ! :)

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    atlast something useful posted on that site lol good.
    Regardless, Life shall go on.

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    Yep. Excellent information provided. Thanks for the same.

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    Default One more issue i would like to report

    Oil leakage from the oil cooler pipe near clutch cover casing.

    The 220Fs come with the allen type bolts,if one sees small leakage,insist upon replacing the copper washers and the allen bolts to that of the hexagonal type that came on the fi's.

    @f146-did you get the oil?
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    @nin

    it is a hell of an informative post. gr8. really helpful. thank u nin.
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    Default Got my 220 10 days back

    Hi,

    This is nishant, new on this site (15 days)...

    Got my P220 BLACK 10 day back.. living in Pune...

    My 220 has done 500KM so far with no issues so far... Planning to run it for another 200KM before giving it for 1st free service...

    Question:
    1. Should i go for normal default oil given by bajaj or change it to motul?
    2. My idling was 2000 @ normal and 4000 @ choke from factory... changed the tuning to 1000 @ normal and the choke thing got changed to 3200 @ choke.. is it ok now?
    3. Driving it below 70Km/hr till now... can i go atleast 80-85 after first service..?? Ladies on scooties beating me on Highway..
    4. Any other idea will be very appreciated...

    BACKGROUND: I owned P150 (2005) and sold it the day i got my 220.. thought abt R15 and zeema also but bought 220 coz:

    R15: really small for me and 150 cc again, no way, no offense to YAMAHA.. they are best when it comes to tech..
    ZMR: Budget was one, but i drove my friends Karizma-R and though it was smooth, i didnt get the feel of pulsar.. also i hate ZMR tail light...

    Nishant

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    Quote Originally Posted by nishant220 View Post
    Hi,

    This is nishant, new on this site (15 days)...

    Got my P220 BLACK 10 day back.. living in Pune...

    My 220 has done 500KM so far with no issues so far... Planning to run it for another 200KM before giving it for 1st free service... Why wait for another 200kms?? i suggest not to wait. go for 1st serv now. 1st oil change should be as early as possible.

    Question:
    1. Should i go for normal default oil given by bajaj or change it to motul? yes, stick with bajaj oil. change to motul only after 2500-3000 kms on odo.
    2. My idling was 2000 @ normal and 4000 @ choke from factory... changed the tuning to 1000 @ normal and the choke thing got changed to 3200 @ choke.. is it ok now? yes, its ok now.
    3. Driving it below 70Km/hr till now... can i go atleast 80-85 after first service..?? can go upto 80-85 in short bursts. otherwise keep it under 75 kmh. Ladies on scooties beating me on Highway.. thats a real pain while run in
    4. Any other idea will be very appreciated... dig this thread. it will be helpful.

    BACKGROUND: I owned P150 (2005) and sold it the day i got my 220.. thought abt R15 and zeema also but bought 220 coz:

    R15: really small for me and 150 cc again, no way, no offense to YAMAHA.. they are best when it comes to tech..
    ZMR: Budget was one, but i drove my friends Karizma-R and though it was smooth, i didnt get the feel of pulsar.. also i hate ZMR tail light...

    Nishant
    welcome brother to the P220 family. congrats for having the fastest indian.
    answers in bold.
    Last edited by saurabhjd; 01-05-2011 at 02:22 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saurabhjd View Post
    welcome brother to the P220 family. congrats for having the fastest indian.
    answers in bold.

    Thanks saurabh... .. this thread i did on n off... will give my bike for servicing tomorrow...

    BTW anyone from PUNE here... how is baner sai service... dont wanna take risk right at the first time....

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